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Jason Lau Research Outline of Text 2/27/12 1: In Plato’s Cave Sontag compares the form and presentation of photography with other art forms, such as film and painting. Sontag describes the act of photography in the context of voyeurism and safaris. Sontag discusses the meaning of the subject of the photograph in the context of the viewer. Sontag’s description on the physical and contextual aspect of photographs explains the role and significance of photography as an art form. Sontag introduces an element of violation and perversion to the act of photography. Sontag says that the subject of a photograph that although distant from the viewer can instill profound effects in the viewer. Key Words: slice of time, token of absence, predatory weapon, non-intervention, certifying/refusing experience, evidence 2: America, Seen Through Photographs, Darkly Sontag says that all objects have equal inherent beauty and that photographs confer importance. Sontag then discusses how Diane Arbus’s photographs do not derive value from beauty, but instead “ugly” subjects. Sontag says that Arbus was a photographer who saw photography as documentation rather than art. This sentence states one of Sontag’s propositions which then lead into an analysis with examples that include Whitman and also other photographers. Sontag revolves her explanation over the work of one photographer to explain her proposition. The Arbus example allows Sontag to discuss the relationship between the photographer and the subject. Key Words: idealized images, euphoric humanism, “the unhappy conscious”, collect 3: Melancholy Objects Photography is the only art form that is surreal. Photography is not a prejudiced art form; all subjects have equal levels of beauty and meaning. American photography was more partisan
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2012 for the course WRIT 039 taught by Professor Stein during the Spring '08 term at UPenn.

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